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Where to Stay

Dubai & Marrakech

Luxuries of the Arabic Cities

ONE & ONLY THE PALM DUBAI

“…surrounded by spectacular views of crystal blue waters, the resort possesses a modern Arabian flair…”

 
One&Only The Palm, resides on The Palm Islands Dubai, one of the most incredible man-made landscapes in the world. Surrounded by spectacular views of crystal blue waters, the resort possesses a modern Arabian flair with elements of opulent Moorish and Andalusian styles. Guests can take in the incredible New Dubai skyline from this majestic resort.

The Palm has a superb selection of well-appointed rooms and suites, furnished with modern Arabian accents and architecture. The sumptuous Palm Beach Mansion Executive Suites with open living spaces with chic interiors are just minutes from the beach.

Zest, the main restaurant is an elegant place to dine with its floor-to-ceiling windows, featuring cuisine from the Middle East and Asia. For an evening of romance, book a table at STAY with its crystal ceiling and rich marble floors, creating an ambiance of sophistication while indulging in an exquisite menu by three Michelin Star chef, Yannick Alléno. The chic 101 Lounge and Bar is a perfect place for alfresco dining under white canopies while enjoy sweeping views of the sea.

For those seeking an ultimate spa retreat, the One&Only Private Spa boasts of nine beautiful private suites amidst peaceful gardens and courtyards, offering treatments inspired by Arabian traditions and comprehensive three and five day wellness journeys for ultimate rejuvenation. A special beauty treat at the Studio by Bastien Gonzalez is a must. Enjoy Bastien’s special manicure and pedicure which includes skin treatments, a relieving massage and nail treatment.

 


BURJ AL ARAB DUBAI

“Guests arrive in style by helicopter or in one of the hotel’s chauffeur-driven Rolls Royces.”

 
Standing tall over the Arabian Gulf, the Burj Al Arab is instantly recognised by its iconic sail-shaped structure. Boasting of incredible opulence, impeccable service and amenities, it is reputed to be one of the world’s most luxurious hotels. Guests arrive in style by helicopter or in one of the hotel’s chauffeur-driven Rolls Royces. For an unforgettable drive through Dubai, guests can fulfil their fantasy of driving their dream car by hiring from the hotel’s fleet of luxury automobiles.

Each of the 202 exquisitely designed duplex suites accompanied by private butler service offers comfort, space and unparalleled views over Dubai and the Arabian Gulf. The master bathrooms features full size Jacuzzi, walk-in shower complete with luxurious Hermes bath products. For guest’s exclusive use in the suites, a 24 carat Gold iPad, a 21 inch iMac as well as a Bose docking station are on hand to satisfy the audiophile in you.

The Al Muntaha on the 27th floor offers stunning views along with an exquisite menu, serving modern European cuisine like King Crab, Ratatouille Ravioli, Atlantic Cod Fish and Abalone Tempura. This legendary restaurant boasts a stunning backdrop to your meal, with a ceiling to floor aquarium filled with lively, multi-coloured sea creatures. Enjoy mouth-watering speciality dishes such as Poached Tsarkaya Oysters and Wagyu Beef seared on the “Plancha” for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

 


ONE & ONLY THE ROYAL MIRAGE DUBAI

“overlooking the gardens and views of the Arabian Gulf offers an elegant stay…”

 
Nestled on a private beachfront is the exclusive One&Only Royal Mirage – The Residence & Spa. Greeting guests at the entrance of the resort are a host of golden camel statues, providing a glimpse of the sumptuous Arabian experience that is to be looked forward to inside.

A selection of 48 well-appointed sea-facing rooms and suites as well as a standalone Garden Villa is available with a private reception and exclusive access to the Library Lounge. The lavish Executive Suites, overlooking the gardens and views of the Arabian Gulf, offers an elegant stay featuring a foyer, dining area, a traditional ‘majlis’-style seating area to entertain and a spacious separate bedroom.

The philosophy of One&Only Spa, partnering with ESPA International, revolves around the concepts of Unwind, Restore and Elevate. The Oriental Hammam with its domes, arches and pools is a must-do here. Feel the stress melt away as the massage and gentle scrub exfoliates the skin and invigorates the muscles.

Guest can opt for customised tours such as sand-skiing on the red dunes of Margham or taking the camel caravan trail to the oasis of Al Ain. Golfers will enjoy the proximity to the renowned Emirates Golf Club and The Montgomerie, Dubai located just ten minutes from the resort.

 


ARMANI HOTEL DUBAI

“The Premiere Suite showcases classic Armani style to perfection with its clean lines, golden tones and luxuriant furnishings.”

 
A true designer experience awaits one at Armani Hotel, Dubai, where the elegance and sophistication of the Giorgio Armani aesthetic is reflected in each guestroom, suite and space. Located within the spectacular Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, the Armani Hotel masterfully combines modern yet warm Italian-style interiors that are accompanied by exceptional urban views of Downtown Dubai.

The Armani Premiere Suite showcases classic Armani style to perfection with its clean lines, golden tones and luxurious furnishings. Each suite welcomes guests with a foyer, separate living area and bedroom featuring an oversized king bed and walk-in closet. With an attention to excellence in hospitality and service, each of the hotel’s Lifestyle Managers ensure guests feel right at home in the midst of the bustle of the city.

Armani Hotel Dubai’s restaurants offer a range of exquisite cuisine for guests to enjoy. Visit Armani/Ristorante, overlooking the fountains, for a mouth-watering modern Italian dining experience while Armani/Amal presents exotic regional Indian food prepared tableside as diners take in striking Downtown Dubai visage. The Armani/ Mediterraneo offers contemporary casual dining menu beginning with a sumptuous breakfast buffet to a deletactable late-night snack to satiate any craving.

 


LA MAMOUNIA MARRAKECH

” this majestic estate features a series of opulent rooms and themed signature suites.”

 
Since opening its doors in 1923, the La Mamounia, Marrakech has hosted historic figures and luminaries like Winston Churchill, retaining its regal presence to this day. Set on 20 acres of captivating and lush greenery, this majestic estate features a series of opulent rooms and themed signature suites.

The sophisticated Park Suites provide scenic views of the gardens and the Atlas Mountains. An ideal escape, these spacious, well-appointed suites reflect modern Moroccan architecture with separate bedroom, sitting area and luxurious bathroom. Offering a sense of exclusivity and intimacy are the three riads set in the centre of the legendary gardens. With its three bedrooms, suite bathrooms, private terrace, swimming pool and 24 hour butler service, guests will truly feel like royalty.

Music is an integral part of the La Mamounia experience with specially curated melodies available throughout the hotel and grounds. From Jazz in Churchill Bar to live music at Majorelle Gallery, guests will find a groove to suit their mood. La Mamounia also offers one of the best spa experiences in Morocco with first-class treatments and products, partnering with Shishedo, marocMaroc and La Ric.

 


FOUR SEASONS MARRAKECH

“A traditional Hammam ritual to rejuvenate your senses is a must at the Spa in Four Seasons. “

 
The Four Seasons Marrakech, located in the city centre, is a contemporary luxury resort offering 141 guest rooms including 27 suites on its spectacular 40-acre grounds. For added privacy and luxury, the spacious Deluxe Pavilion Suite is an ideal choice with its separate living area, marbled bathrooms, private terrace and plunge pool. A mix of traditional and modern Moroccan decor accompanied by a soothing natural palette, the suite invites its occupants to rest.

A traditional Hammam ritual to rejuvenate your senses is a must at the Spa in Four Seasons. Teens and children can also enjoy specially created spa treatments, making it a fantastic spot for the whole family.

Guests can opt for three or five day guided tours from the resort which includes the UNESCO Heritage Site, Essaouira Medina. Golfing enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice with five golf courses located within minutes from the resort, including an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus desert design course at the Samanah Country Club.

 


PALAIS NAMASKAR MARRAKECH

“Influenced by the philosophy of Feng Shui, the resort is designed with commanding Moroccan architecture and languid pools, creating an atmosphere of strength and tranquillity.”

 
Set within the desert with a view of the mountains, the Palais Namaskar is an award winning eco-resort with a focus on improving the well-being of all its guests. With the launch of the renowned Champion Spirit sports club at Palais Namaskar, guests will be able to experience specialised and innovative wellness programs such as ‘Earth & Health” that harmoniously combines the enjoyment of sport and nature.

Influenced by the philosophy of Feng Shui, the resort is designed with commanding Moroccan architecture and languid pools, creating an atmosphere of strength and tranquillity. The grounds of the Palais Namasakar are lush and filled with a variety of trees including numerous olive trees, a perfect place to spend a quiet afternoon lounging under its shade.

Palais Namaskar features opulent accommodation from cosy deluxe rooms, inviting suites and villas to three majestic palaces. For contemporary luxury, the pool suites are created as an inviting space for solitude and relaxation with their very own heated pool on a private terrace. Sit by the modern fireplace in the spacious living room or soak in the tub within well-appointed bathroom as a perfect way to bring the day to a close.

Dining choices at the hotel are excellent. For French-Moroccan cuisine, visit Le Namaskar to enjoy delectable dishes like French veal with truffle-flavoured macaroni and wild sea bass tajine in salt crust. The restaurant is designed with a sophisticated French flair with cosy seating and lighting, featuring amazing views of the pool and gardens.

 


LA SULTANA MARRAKECH

“With luxurious Moroccan decor and accents in each room and suite, guests can immerse completely in the regal yet relaxing architecture, transporting themselves to a bygone era.”

 
The La Sultana Marrakech, part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, located in the historical Kasbah area of Medina offers a private enclave of 28 luxurious and individually designed rooms and suites. Within five Riads, tthe Saadia, Sheherazade, Almohade, Bahia and Sabaa, all rooms and suites offer exclusivity and diverse views of the hotel’s grounds. With luxurious Moroccan decor and accents in each room and suite, guests can immerse completely in the regal yet relaxing architecture, transporting themselves to a bygone era.

In the midst of La Sultana is a spectacular hammam. Using natural products created from ingredients such as Olives, Argan and Cumin, guests receive a range of treatments including the unique Four Hand Massage.

Learn the secrets of Moroccan cuisine with cooking classes at the La Sultana restaurant; partake in a delicious tasting menu served on the cosy patio or enjoy an incredible, romantic rooftop dining experience with views of the busy city and snow-capped Atlas Mountains in the distance. Be treated like a Bedouin royal as you dine on exquisite Moroccan dishes underneath the sparkling sky to the gentle sound of musical beats.

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